Refereed Journal Articles

Forthcoming. Hughes, Melanie M., Pamela Paxton, Amanda B. Clayton, and Pär Zetterberg. "Global Gender Quota Adoption, Implementation, and Reform." Journal of Comparative Politics.

Forthcoming. Childs, Sarah, and Melanie M. Hughes. "‘Which Men?’ How an Intersectional Perspective on Men and Masculinities Helps Us Understand Women’s Persistent Political Under-Representation." Politics & Gender.

Forthcoming. Tripp, Aili Mari, and Melanie M. Hughes. “Methods, Methodologies, and Epistemologies in Gender and Politics Research.” European Journal of Politics & Gender.

2018. Hughes, Melanie M., Pamela Paxton, Sharon Quinsaat, and Nicholas Reith. "Does the Global North Still Dominate the International Women's Movement? A Network Analysis of Women's International Nongovernmental Organizations, 1978-2008." Mobilization 23(1):1–21. (lead article) 

2018. Plummer, Samantha, Jackie Smith, and Melanie M. Hughes. “Transnational Advocacy Networks and Global Health Governance.” Global Health Governance 12(1):62–74.

2017. Hughes, Melanie M., Pamela Paxton, and Mona Lena Krook. "Gender Quotas for Legislatures and Corporate Boards." Annual Review of Sociology 43:331-52. Download

2017. Smith, Jackie, Samantha Plummer, and Melanie M. Hughes. "Transnational Contention and Changing Organizational Fields in the Late-20th and Early-21st Centuries." Global Networks 17(1):3-22. Download

2016. Hughes, Melanie M. "Electoral Systems and the Legislative Representation of Ethnic Minority Muslim Women in the West, 2000-2010." Parliamentary Affairs. Published online January 28. doi:10.1093/pa/gsv062. Download

2016. Reith, Nicholas, Pamela Paxton, and Melanie M. Hughes. "Building Cross-National, Longitudinal Datasets: Issues and Strategies for Implementation." International Journal of Sociology 46(1):21-41. Download

2015. Hughes, Melanie M. and Lisa D. Brush. "The Price of Protection: A Trajectory Analysis of Civil Remedies for Abuse and Women's Earnings." American Sociological Review 80(1):140-165. Download

2015. Paxton, Pamela and Melanie M. Hughes. "The Increasing Effectiveness of National Gender Quotas, 1990-2010."Legislative Studies Quarterly 40(3):331-362. Download

2015. Paxton, Pamela, Melanie M. Hughes, and Nicholas Reith. "Extending the International Nongovernmental Country Score, 1950-2008." Sociological Science 2:287-307. Download

2013. Hughes, Melanie M. "The Intersection of Gender and Minority Status in National Legislatures: The Minority Women Legislative Index." Legislative Studies Quarterly 38(4):489-516. Download

2013. Crage, Suzanna M., Melanie M. Hughes, Peter Mohanty, and Terri E. Givens. "Gendered Jobs: Integrating Immigrants vs. Controlling Immigration in the European Union." Politics & Gender 9(1):31-60. Download

2013. Hughes, Melanie M. "Diversity in National Legislatures around the World." Sociology Compass 7(1):23-33. Download

2011. Hughes, Melanie M. "Intersectionality, Quotas, and Minority Women's Political Representation Worldwide." American Political Science Review 105(3):604-620. Download Appendix

2011. Hughes, Melanie M. and Lisa D. Brush. "Work, Welfare, and Protection Orders: Modeling Changing Earnings in the Context of Group Differences and Institutional Shifts." Violence Against Women 17(3):322-339. Download

2010. Paxton, Pamela, Melanie M. Hughes and Matthew Painter, II. "Growth in Women's Political Representation: A Longitudinal Exploration of Democracy, Electoral System and Gender Quotas." European Journal of Political Research 49:25-52. Download

2009. Hughes, Melanie M., Lindsey Peterson, Jill Ann Harrison, and Pamela Paxton. "Power and Relation in the World Polity: The INGO Network Country Score, 1978-1998." Social Forces 87(4):1712-1742. Download

2009. Hughes, Melanie M. "Armed Conflict, International Linkages, and Women's Parliamentary Representation in Developing Nations." Social Problems 56(1): 174-204. Download

2009. Paxton, Pamela, Matthew Painter, II, and Melanie M. Hughes. "Year of the Woman, Decade of the Man: Trajectories of Growth in Women's Statehouse Representation." Social Science Research 38:86-102. Download

2008. Downey, Douglas, Paul von Hippel, and Melanie M. Hughes. "Are 'Failing' School Really Failing? Using Seasonal Comparisons to Separate School from Non-School Effects on Learning." Sociology of Education 81(3):242-270. Download

2008. Hughes, Melanie M. and Pamela Paxton. "Continuous Change, Episodes, and Critical Periods: A Framework for Understanding Women's Political Representation over Time." Politics & Gender 4(2):233-264. Download

2007. Hughes, Melanie M. "Windows of Political Opportunity: Institutional Instability and Gender Inequality in the World's National Legislatures." International Journal of Sociology 37(4):26-51. Download

2007. Hughes, Melanie M. and Pamela Paxton. "Familiar Theories from a New Perspective: The Implications of a Longitudinal Approach to Women in Politics Research." Politics & Gender 3(3):370-378. Download

2007. Paxton, Pamela, Sheri Kunovich, and Melanie M. Hughes. "Gender in Politics." Annual Review of Sociology 33:263-284. Download

2006. Paxton, Pamela, Melanie M. Hughes, and Jennifer Green. "The International Women's Movement and Women's Political Representation, 1893-2003." American Sociological Review 71(6):898-920. Download Download Appendix